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Hatred of reason, argument, or enlightenment.

mi·sol′o·gist n.
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(mɪˈsɒlədʒɪ; maɪ-)
hatred of reasoning or reasoned argument
[C19: from Greek misologia, from misos hatred + logos word, reasoning. See logos]
miˈsologist n
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(mɪˈsɒl ə dʒi, maɪ-)

distrust or hatred of reasoning, argument, or knowledge.
mi•sol′o•gist, n.
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a hatred of argument, debate, or reasoning. — misologist, n.
See also: Argumentation
a hatred of reason, reasoning, and knowledge. — misologist, n.
See also: Knowledge
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misology - hatred of reasoningmisology - hatred of reasoning      
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
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The typical rationalist's antipathy toward religion, like the misologist's resentment of intellectualism, is born of a misconception based on models and definitions that have given an incomplete picture at best or have been caricatures and travesties.
The misologist, says Socrates, cannot ever rise above pure sophistry.
In the Phaedo, Socrates says one should not become a hater of argument, a misologist, for it would be as much against knowledge as to become a misanthrope in the world of human society, and give up on humanity.